Putin says Russia's World Cup stadiums should remain soccer venues

Putin says Russia's World Cup stadiums should remain soccer venues

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on July 20 that the country’s 12 World Cup venues should be mainly used for soccer, and not transformed into concert halls or exhibition centers.  (Jul 21, 2018 07:34:20)


Bumper payday for Hamilton with new Mercedes deal

  Jul 20, 2018 07:16:50
Lewis Hamilton finally ended speculation over his future on Thursday (July 19) as the four-time world champion signed a blockbuster two-year contract extension with Mercedes. Hamilton's deal is worth a reported US$52 million per year, cementing the British star's status as Formula One's highest paid driver and his country's top earning sportsman. 

Vietnam U23s kick start Asian Games 2018 campaign

  Jul 19, 2018 16:16:17
NDO – The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) has announced the preliminary list of 30 players who will be called up to the Vietnam U23 team by coach Park Hang-seo in preparation for the upcoming 2018 Asian Games (Asiad) in Indonesia. 

Vietnam U19s to face tough tests in Qatar’s four-team tourney

  Jul 19, 2018 11:24:49
NDO – Vietnam U19s, coached by Hoang Anh Tuan, will participate in a four-team football tournament in Qatar this September, aiming to accumulate experience in preparation for the forthcoming 2018 AFC U19 Championship finals, scheduled to be held in Indonesia from October 18 to November 4. 

Vietnamese sport aims towards the goal of leading the region in terms of swimming

  Jul 18, 2018 11:45:56
NDO – Vietnamese sport has seen a rapid increase in the number of gold medals won at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games since a modest target of striving to win more than one title at the 26th Games in 2011. At a recent congress of the Vietnam Aquatic Sports Association (VASA) for the 2018-2023 term, Vietnamese swimming set a goal of producing a supreme finish in the 2021 SEA Games. 

France’s Kylian Mbappe to donate US$500,000 World Cup winnings to charity

  Jul 18, 2018 07:11:51
French teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe will be donating his entire World Cup earnings to a charity that organises sporting events for children with disabilities, according to reports from France. The 19-year-old reportedly earned about US$22,300 per game in the tournament and an additional US$350,000 for helping his country lift the World Cup trophy on Sunday (July 15).  

US Open tennis to offer record prize money in 2018

  Jul 18, 2018 07:08:52
Singles champions at the US Open tennis tournament will leave New York in September with a fatter wallet than last year’s victors.  

Boxer Mayweather, George Clooney lead world’s highest paid entertainers

  Jul 18, 2018 07:03:01
American boxer Floyd Mayweather was named the world’s highest-paid entertainer on Monday on a list that saw actor George Clooney take the No. 2 spot with the highest annual pay of his career.  

V.League Round 19 Review: HCM City escape bottom after precious win

  Jul 16, 2018 17:20:39
NDO – The 19th round of the V.League 2018 last weekend saw Ho Chi Minh City enjoy a first win following a 13-match run of losses and draws. With XSKT Can Tho and Saigon FC missing out on a point, the victory over SHB Da Nang helped Toshiya Miura’s side to climb four places from bottom, sparking a positive outlook in avoiding relegation at the end of the season. 

V.League 2018: Hanoi stay top with 48 points

  Jul 16, 2018 12:09:12
NDO - The last three matches in the 19th round of the 2018 V.League took place on late July 15, which saw Hanoi FC consolidate their top spot despite being held 3-3 by underdogs Nam Dinh in an entertaining match on their home ground.  

Russia 2018: Memorable moments during World Cup Final

  Jul 16, 2018 09:51:11
NDO – The World Cup 2018 officially wrapped up following the final match at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on July 15. France ended Croatia’s dream of a first title with a 4-2 victory in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades. Let’s take a look at some of the most memorable moments during the World Cup Final between France and Croatia. 

Factbox: FIFA awards for 2018 World Cup

  Jul 16, 2018 07:12:18
FIFA awards for the 2018 World Cup: 

Degenkolb wins Tour de France ninth stage, Van Avermaet leads

  Jul 16, 2018 07:09:20
German John Degenkolb won the ninth stage of the Tour de France, a 156.5-km ride from Arras on Sunday. Belgian Greg van Avermaet took second place and retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey. 

Ruthless Djokovic outplays Anderson to end title drought

  Jul 16, 2018 06:59:08
Novak Djokovic proved conclusively he remains one of the biggest beasts in men’s tennis by outplaying South African giant Kevin Anderson to claim a fourth Wimbledon title on Sunday. 

France lift second World Cup after winning classic final 4-2

  Jul 16, 2018 00:28:53
France won the World Cup for the second time by ending battling Croatia’s dream of a first title with a 4-2 victory on Sunday in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades.